The petition says eliminating green card backlog would kill the racial diversity in America.
In these highly polarized times, often people are left wondering on what side of the argument do they belong.
While proponents of those who want to solve the problem of green card backlogs firmly believe that nationality should not be used as a criteria to delay permanent residency for eligible individual from, there are others that argue that removing the per-country cap from green card quotas would kill the racial diversity, especially in employment-based immigration.
It is no secret that a majority of applicants for employment-based immigration are from India and China. Many argue that, by removing the country cap, more Indians than ever will be part of the IT workforce in America, thus compromising the racial diversity this country takes prides in.
A petition launched on the White House website urges people to ensure that bills S. .386 and H.R. 1044 are not passed.
The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan H.R. 1044, or the “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act,” on July 10. The bill calls for eliminating the green card backlog by removing the 7 percent country cap.
S. 386, the Senate companion bill of H.R. 1044, is currently being blocked by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who has introduced a rival bill.
The petition started anonymously by someone identified as C.G. on July 10—the same day H.R. 1044 was passed — has so far gained 47,773 signatures as of 1:45 pm EST on July 25. The petition is titled, “Do not pass Bills S.386 or HR 1044 for US worker and racial diversity.”
The petition says, “Bills S 386/HR 1044 will import a swarm of Indian workers, who have already abused H-1B visa in the decade, in detriment to Americans or immigrants from other nations. Those bills will also destroy racial equality in benefits of Indian workers; everybody else loses under these bills. The lawmakers should stop advancing these Bills to protect U.S. workers and racial diversity.
“H.R. 1044 and/or S. 386, the so-called Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Bill is discriminatory to non-Indians. A fair immigration reform should not benefit just one nationality detriment to other nationals.”
As reported by the American Bazaar earlier this month, a counter petition was launched on July 15 titled, “Pass HR1044/S386 Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act,” which aims at supporting the proposal to remove country caps. As of 1:45 pm EST on July 25, the petition received 32,967 signatures.
Petitions launched on the White House website requires a minimum of 100,000 signatures to receive an official response.